glance

Purpose: glance at an individual, thing, or around the room in general.
Synonyms: none

SYNTAX EXAMPLES
1. glance 1. glance
2. glance <thing> 2. glance statue
3. glance <n>.<thing> 3. glance 2.statue
4. glance <modifier> 4. glance furtively
5. glance <thing> <modifier> 5. glance statue furtively
6. glance <modifier> <thing> 6. glance furtively statue
7. glance <modifier> <n>.<thing> 7. glance furtively 2.statue
8. glance <n>.<thing> <modifier> 8. glance 2.statue furtively

USE:

  1. Use form one to glance around the room.
  2. Use form two when there's no possible ambiguity. In the example, there's only one statue present.
  3. Use form three when there are many instances of <thing> present, and you want to glance at one of them in particular.
  4. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  5. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  6. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  7. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  8. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.

As is typical of most TriadCity commands, Glance searches for <thing> in a specific order, starting with the room you're in, then your worn or wielded equipment, then your inventory. So, if there's a box in the room, and a box in your inventory, the command "glance box" will refer to the one in the room, not your inventory. You'd need to use "glance 2.box" for the latter.

Glance can be modified with an arbitrary word of your choice. Usually you'll use an intensifying adverb as shown in the examples above. Note that Glance does not use this modifier as a search specifier when looking for <thing>. Instead Glance displays this modifier via the Game channel. Thus you can "glance rapidly", "glance repeatedly,", and so on. You can also "glance 18373649" or "glance toothpaste-like", so, please don't. It's up to you to get the syntax right.